This is a beautiful, vigorous plant. I love the vibrant red color. This is a great spreading plant that can cover a good portion of a pot with bright red blooms and deep green foliage. This is another flower that survived multiple frosts and gave a beautiful picture in the snow this year; it is still alive after the snow melted. I love that many of PW annuals are hardy down to 30 deg. Our temps have actually gotten lower than 30, and they are still producing blooms! They do not want to give up yet.
Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
FeaturesI have real FLOWER POWER.
Superbena verbenas are very vigorous with strongly trailing habits They need relatively long days to bloom and are difficult to produce in small container sizes. They have very large flowers and umbels. They are great in landscapes and containers. In landscapes, they are best used at the front of beds and they function as spillers in combination planters. If you are looking for a colorful annual ground cover, Superbena is a great choice.Award WinnerContinuous Bloom or RebloomerLong BloomingFall InterestDeadheading Not NecessaryDrought TolerantAttracts:ButterfliesResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:ShortGarden Height:6 - 12 InchesTrails Up To:24 InchesSpacing:10 - 14 InchesSpread:18 - 30 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:Red with a white centerFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:Mounding TrailingContainer Role:Spiller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Planting To Hard FrostHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:GroundcoverUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses Notes:
Great for use in both containers of all types and landscapes.Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.
Superbena are our most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldnt need to be trimmed back but can be given a haircut a trim back using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time. While naturally well branched, trimming them back will encourage additional branching, fuller plants, and ultimately more flowers. I usually give them a very slight trim as I am transplanting to boost branching.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Superbena have an early compact habit that becomes a vigorous spreader with strong garden performance. The abundance flowering helps these varieties really stand out in the garden.Superbena® Scarlet Star Verbena hybrid 'RIKAV44501' USPP 30,898, Can PBRAF
ElsieLila, Michigan, United States, 9 min ago
I bought this plant in a HUGE arrangement from 1 of our local nurseries and mixed in with the huge outdoor basket was SuperBells Tangerine Punch, Supertunia Honey and of course Superbena Scarlet Star in Red and it's dying FAST. Every day, I'm losing whole branches of my plant and can I say, "This Proven Winners Basket was $46.99 before tax and I'm NOT PLEASED AT ALL!! She's placed in the Sun and given LOTSSSS of water as instructed. I'm going to fertilize her tomorrow to see if that helps but I'm not banking on it. I've always had good turnout from Proven Winners plants but not this time. I will NOT be buying this particular plant again.DeLisa Jones, Michigan, United States, 18 weeks ago
This was planted in a large planter in full sun. It has been several weeks and the plant has yet to take off. There are a couple of blooms but it's being outshined by the geraniums and pansies in the planter.Dianna, Tennessee, United States, 18 weeks ago
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